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Removes all visits to the given URL from the browser history.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var deletingUrl = browser.history.deleteUrl(
  details         // object


object. Object containing the URL whose visits to remove.
string. The URL whose visits should be removed.

Return value

A Promise. The promise will be fulfilled with no parameters when the visits have been removed.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes No49 No Yes


Remove all visits to "https://example.org/" from history, then check that this URL no longer returned from history.search():

var urlToRemove = "https://example.org/";

function onGot(results) {
  if (!results.length) {
    console.log(urlToRemove  + " was removed");
  } else {
    console.log(urlToRemove  + " was not removed");  

function onRemoved() {
  var searching = browser.history.search({
    text: urlToRemove,
    startTime: 0


var deletingUrl = browser.history.deleteUrl({url: urlToRemove});


Remove the last-visited page from history, with a listener to history.onVisitRemoved to log the URL of the removed page:

function onRemoved(removeInfo) {
  if (removeInfo.urls.length) {
    console.log("Removed: " + removeInfo.urls[0]);


function onGot(results) {
  if (results.length) {
    console.log("Removing: " + results[0].url);
    browser.history.deleteUrl({url: results[0].url});

var searching = browser.history.search({
  text: "",
  startTime: 0,
  maxResults: 1


Example extensions


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.history API. This documentation is derived from history.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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